Sheila Spellacy Follman, born Oct. 22, 1955, returned home to the Shire on Dec. 4, following a lifelong adventure of love, courage, laughter, and joy. She served as an early founder of the Marblehead Peninsula Library, the family writer, artist, dreamer, hoper, compassionate believer in those she loves, possible fairy changeling, and above all else, a mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, and friend.
In life, she raised son Casper Cromwell (Trisha) and daughter Susan Cromwell with Robert Cromwell, Sr. She later married her beloved husband David Follman with whom she shared stepdaughters Brittany Follman and Mandy Clark. She is adored by her siblings Maureen McCarthy (Kevin), Anne Spellacy (Joe Cronin), William Spellacy Jr. (Maureen), and Mary Rodriquez (Natalio), as well as her nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
In spirit, she joins her parents Rena and William Spellacy Sr., sisters Kathleen Buskirk (Frank), Margaret Kraft, Therese Spellacy (Dan Wright), and Michaela Spellacy. She bequeaths to us the riches of her heart, great stories, laughs, and the infinite constancy that she loves us and is loved by us always. She carries with her our love, gratitude, and honor for a life full of wonder and a wonderful soul.
She will be remembered with a service held at the Lakewood Woman’s Club Pavilion on Friday, June 9, at 10 a.m., then will be honored by family at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery afterward. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Smile Train, or simply have faith in someone when all else seems lost to them.
“Now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on Earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.” – C.S. Lewis